The national flag of Tajikistan was adopted in November 1992, replacing the flag of the Tajik Soviet Socialist Republic of 1953. The red stripe represents Tajikistan’s independence and the land itself. The white represents the country’s purity and the cotton industry which is an important part of the Tajik economy. The green represents Tajikistan’s agriculture. The crown and stars symbolize Tajik sovereignty, the union of workers and the unity of Tajikistan’s social classes.